Pharmacy

French pharmacy vocab
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La pharmacie

If you don’t feel well, in France you can often get away with talking to a pharmacist rather than a doctor. Here’s some useful vocab for what you might need at the pharmacy.

pharmacist un pharmacien
une pharmacienne
doctor un médecin
~ insurance card la carte vitale
   
medicine la médicine
antibiotics les antibiotiques
aspirinl’aspirine
bandage un pansement
cough syrup un sirop pour la toux
cough drop une pastille pour la toux
eyedrops gouttes pour les yeux
iodinel’iode
ointment une pommade
penicillinla pénicilline
pill une pilule
prescription une ordonnance
tablet un comprimé

Pharmacy Phrases

I need something for … J’ai besoin de quelque chose pour …
    blood pressure     la tension arterielle
 cough  la toux
 itchy eyes  les yeux qui piquent
 itchy skin  la peau qui me démange
 muscle ache  la douleur musculaire
 a runny nose  le nez qui coule
 sprained ankle  une entorse à la cheville *

For more ailments, see At the doctor’s office

* or another part of the body.

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